About me - qualifications and practice
I have been counselling and training with individuals and groups since 1985. Since 2003 I have studied and worked as a specialist couples and relationship therapist, with 5 years study for a Certificate in Couple Counselling, Post Graduate Diploma in Couple Therapy, and Intermediate Certificate in Family Therapy & Systemic Skills.
I frequently attend courses in areas relevant to my work to further my own professional development. I have additional training to qualify me to work with young people.
I also work as a trainer running courses for employers, individuals and in schools on eg. stress-management, bullying and mentoring, parenting, counselling skills, handling difficult clients.
I am a fully accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (See my entry here). Accreditation with BACP is a rigorous and challenging process and only awarded to experienced counsellors who have successfully completed many years of intensive training and client work and fulfilled other demanding criteria.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, which means you can be confident that I abide by a strict code of confidentiality, that I undertake regular ongoing training and that I am appropriately supervised.
I am of Dutch origin, hence my name. I was born and have lived ever since in the UK, and speak fluent English.
2013 - Intermediate Skills in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, Birmingham. Accredited by AFT, Association for Family Therapy
2013 - BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
2008 - Certificate in Counselling for Young People, Relate
2008 - BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
2008 - UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor and Psychotherapist
2007 - Post Graduate Diploma in Couple Therapy, University of East London. Accredited by BACP, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
2005 - Certificate in Counselling, Relate, Rugby
1993 - M.Sc. Computer Science, City University, London
1981 - B.Sc. Psychology & Mathematics, Sussex University
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